Brachiosaurus Dinosaur Facts

Dinosaur Jungle

Dinosaur Crosswords

Dinosaur Facts
   Amazing Dinosaurs
   Family Tree
   Life Span
   Living Dinosaurs?
      Triassic Period
      Jurassic Period
      Cretaceous Period
      African Dinosaurs
      Antarctic Dinosaurs
      Asian Dinosaurs
      Australian Dinosaurs
      European Dinosaurs
      Indian Dinosaurs
      N. American Dinosaurs
      S. American Dinosaurs

Dinosaur Jokes

Dinosaur Museums
   Australia Dinosaur Museums
   Canada Dinosaur Museums
   UK Dinosaur Museums
   USA Dinosaur Museums

Dinosaur Names

Dinosaur Pictures

Dinosaur Scientists
   Charles Darwin
   Mary Anning
   Sir Richard Owen
   More Dinosaur Scientists

Dinosaur Types
   Tyrannosaurus Rex
   More Dinosaur Types

Dinosaur Word Search

Other Prehistoric Animals
   Mammal-like Reptiles
   Meganeura Monyi
   Sea Scorpions
   Spiny Sharks
   More Prehistoric Animals

Dinosaur Links
   Dinosaur Coloring
   Dinosaur Hangman
   Dinosaurs News
   Dinosaurs Parks

Education - Math Downloads
   Fun With Figures
   Making Math More Fun
   Math Bingo
   Math Riddle Book
   Download Math eBooks

Education - Reading Downloads
   Child Learning Reading
   Dolch Sight Words
   Phonics Bingo
   Robot Reading Games
   Sight Word Bingo

Education - Science Downloads
   24 Hour Science Projects
   Super Science Fair Projects
   Download Science eBooks


Dinosaur Jungle   >   Dinosaur Names   >   Brachiosaurus
Dinosaur Jungle   >   Dinosaur Types   >   Brachiosaurus



dinosaur picture brachiosaurus

Click here for more Brachiosaurus Pictures

Scientific Classification
  Kingdom Animalia
  Phylum Chordata
  Class Sauropsida
  Superorder Dinosauria
  Order Saurischia
  Suborder Sauropodomorpha
  Infraorder Sauropoda
  Family Brachiosauridae
  Genus Brachiosaurus
Brachiosaurus was a massive plant-eating dinosaur that lived in the late Jurassic period (156 to 145 million years ago), and may have survived even until 140 million years ago, into the early Cretaceous period. Brachiosaurus fossils have been found in North America and Africa (although some scientists argue that the African variety should be classified into a separate genus, which they call "Giraffatitan"). The very first example of the animal was discovered by Elmer S. Riggs in Grand River Canyon, western Colorado in 1900.

Of all the land animals for which a complete skeleton exists, Brachiosaurus is the largest and heaviest. An average Brachiosaurus was 75 feet (22.9 meters) long, 41 feet (12.5 meters) tall, and weighed 89 tons (almost three times the weight of Apatosaurus).

Brachiosaurus was unusual among dinosaurs, in that its front legs were longer than its hind legs. This, together with its very long neck, gave Brachiosaurus the ability to eat foliage at the top of trees as high as 40 or 50 feet (12.2 to 15.2 meters) above the ground.


Brachiosaurus Timeline:

Brachiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 140 million years ago

Brachiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater) that lived from 156 to 140 million years ago

Related Information & Resources

See Also

Brachiosaurus Facts

Here is a summary of some of the key facts about Brachiosaurus:
  1. Brachiosaurus was a genus of dinosaur.

  2. "Brachiosaurus" means "arm lizard" (because its forelimbs are considerably longer than its hind limbs). This name was chosen by its discoverer, Elmer S. Riggs.

  3. Brachiosaurus was a member of the Saurischia ("lizard-hipped") order of dinosaurs. What this means, is that although Brachiosaurus was not closely related to lizards, it did have similarly shaped pelvic bones.

  4. Brachiosaurus was a Sauropod - a member of a group of related large quadrupedal herbivorous (plant-eating) dinosaur with long necks.

  5. Brachiosaurus lived between about 156 million years ago and 140 million years ago, during the late Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.

  6. Brachiosaurus lived in North America and Africa (although some scientists argue that the African variety should be classified as a separate genus, which they call "Giraffatitan").

  7. Brachiosaurus was a herbivore (plant-eater).

  8. Brachiosaurus was about 75 feet (22.9 meters) long, and 41 feet (12.5 meters).

  9. Brachiosaurus weighed about 89 tons.

Making Math More Fun - Math Games Package

Discuss This Page

Please feel free to post your comments:

Linking to This Page

We do hope that you find this site useful. We welcome people linking to this website or citing us.

The URL of this web page, is:

If you want to link to this web page from your own web site, you can use the following HTML code:

You are also very welcome to tell your friends about us on Facebook:
Making Math More Fun - Math Games Package


Copyright © 2006-2015, Answers 2000 Limited

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms Of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures